Rhizosphere Microbial Mechanisms for Soybean Growth Promotion with Less Fertilizer Revealed
Published:14 Mar.2024    Source:BioArt Plant
A research team from the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently published a study in Nature Communications. Based on a long-term experimental station, they systematically analyzed rhizosphere microbiome characteristics of soybean under different nutrient conditions throughout the lifecycle. 
The results found that specific microbes enriched in low-nitrogen rhizosphere could promote soybean growth. The study reveals the potential of rhizosphere microbes in substituting nitrogen fertilizer to ensure soybean yield. It provides new technical solutions for optimizing soybean planting patterns and reducing nitrogen fertilizer use. 
The research helps to better understand how to integrate rhizobium and beneficial rhizosphere microbes for developing crop microbial inoculants.